After adding a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam trophy to his museum, Rafael Nadal continued to make new additions to his namesake academy in Mallorca. This time, the Spaniard has unveiled a new eatery that pays homage to some of the sport’s biggest legends.

The new Roland Garros Restaurant is a part of the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar’s ongoing expansion project, and it features an ambiance that evokes the Parisian Grand Slam where Nadal has lifted the trophy 13 times.

The highlight of the 60-seat space is a mural of four iconic champions: The King of Clay himself is featured in between six-time champions Bjorn Borg and Steffi Graff. Seven-time winner Chris Evert also adorns the space—and she gave the project her stamp of approval on social media.


As the restaurant’s first diner, Nadal enjoyed a specially designed menu crafted by chefs and nutritionists. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, and even features a Sunday brunch menu.

The Roland Garros Restaurant is one of three Grand Slam-themed areas at the Rafa Nadal Academy, with Australian Open and US Open spaces already in use. At the Australian Open-themed Sports Cafe, players can relax around a portrait of Rod Laver, Roger Federer and Nadal after the epic 2017 final, and sip their morning coffee next to a mural that includes nine-time champion Novak Djokovic.

This is far from Nadal’s first go as a restauranteur: he’s one of the owners of the Tatel Group alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Pau Gasol, which features locations in Madrid and Los Angeles.